McKinley Weekly Update

Week of September 19th

Instruction at McKinley

Our instructional focus describes high impact instructional strategies that our teachers will collectively implement to make an impact on student learning. We looked to the IB Learner Profile to develop the following instructional focus.

Students understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in a variety of modes including speaking and writing.

We will start this school year by focusing on the speaking part of this statement with emphasis on collaborative conversations. This will then lead into writing. Our goal is that our students engage in rich and meaningful conversations. Here is a video that shows what this can look like. The pictures below show examples of conversations in McKinley classrooms.

National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

September 15th marks the start of National Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month. It is held every year, and recognizes the important contributions, influence, and rich history of our Hispanic and Latino Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Please join the McKinley Family in honoring these remarkable communities and their valuable contributions to our society.

McKinley is Looking for a Noon Duty

Would you like to spend time on campus with our staff and students and get paid? We are looking for a noon duty to help monitor lunch and lunch recess. The position is for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for two hours each of those days. If you are interested, please stop by the office or email Cheryl Barker at

School Site Council Election Results

Congratulations to Christina Schoppert Devereux and Matt Stucky who were elected by our community to our SSC. They will join Amanda Robinson, Brent Fosnaught, Edeama Oyidiya, Jodie Fragiskatos, Frances Mackenzie, Cheryl Barker, and Jonathan Morello to make up the 22-23 School Site Council for McKinley Elementary. Please see this document for our meeting dates.

McKinley PTC Meeting

Please join us for the first McKinley PTC Meeting of the 2022-23 School Year!

We will discuss PTC events, volunteer opportunities, fundraising, the Wheel program for all students, and more. Find the agenda here: 9/21 PTC Meeting Agenda

This meeting will be held on-site at McKinley in the auditorium as well as live-streamed and recorded on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 896 7429 4682
Passcode: 108708

COVID Testing

Weekly COVID testing is scheduled for Monday afternoons. Please sign up to have your child tested using this link: